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. thank you for joining us this morning. >> tony pann has a quick look at today's forecast. it has felt like early fall. >> the overnight lows were in the 40's and 50's. we will throw summer back into the picture. people want summer to hang on as long as possible. today and tomorrow, this is for you. we have a few high, thin clouds. 62 degrees at bwi. it warm up quickly. 88 today. the average high temperature is 81. mostly sunny skies all the way through this evening. we will check the seven-day forecast coming up in just a few minutes. we really could use some rain. first we say good morning to kim and see what is happening on the roads. >> good morning. jennifere that ge franciotti is live on the scene at is causing some delays. take garrison avenue instead. there is an accident at edmundson at number carrollton. howard county, there's a road closures because of another fire. the alternate is cedar lane. report of a vehicle fire on northbound 97. we're watching out for that as well. this is the west side of the beltway at liberty road. no problems there to report. we switch over to 95
states. >>> and at risk, questions about something dentists use, especially on young patients. >>> also tonight, making a difference on the homefront, >>> also tonight, making a difference on the homefront, "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. it's always been the american ideal, part of the american way, pushing ahead, always getting better, always improving, a future always brighter than our past. but tonight in the new nbc news polling numbers debuting today, americans are losing hope in the future of their country in greater numbers now. our new numbers contain bad news for the president and bad news for his party. a lot of it because the economy is beyond bad and it's been that way for quite a while. and we begin tonight with our political director, white house correspondent chuck todd. a grim set of numbers. >> it is. and the pessimism isn't about the now, it's about the future. is america in a state of decline? 65% agrees that america is in a decline. then we asked them, is the country headed on the wrong track or the right di
not affect us much. there will be some clearing tonight. patchy fog will be possible. it could last until sunrise. the wind will be called. the lows will drop into the upper 50's to around 60. it will be 79 to 83 tomorrow for the high. there could be a shower north after sunset. it will most likely be in pennsylvania if it occurs at all. in the tropics, we have igor. it is an impressive storm. it is way out in the pacific, 1,100 miles away from the caribbean islands. we have another weather disturbance out there that the forecasters are watching. igor is a category four storm and headed for bermuda. look at the wind speeds. 150 miles per hour is expected as it tracks north. it looks like it will be a category four storm. rain is moving out of the picture. here is the shower activity north of us overnight tomorrow night into tuesday. the forecast is basically dry. 81 tomorrow. 82 wednesday. late thursday and friday, we have another small chance for thunder shower activity. >> what do you have today? >> it was a soft open on thursday for the nfl. we're going to take a look at some of the te
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basara. thanks so much for joining us. let's get a check of weather and traffic on this friday morning. feels nice and cool out there. >> yesterday was nice, a little breezy, but nice. sun was out, temperatures were outstanding, and after the long, hot summer, it needed it. it was nice. the other thing is the dry, crveragey grass and everything else, the garden drying up. we could use a little rain. we have that in the forecast as well, some sunshine. now, what you see out there in illinois, kentucky, tennessee, that's not the rain that's in our forecast really. it's just the stuff that's closest to us right now. that's the remnants of the moisture from hermine, which produced a lot of problems in texas and the plains states and flooding. so that is not in our immediate future. sunshine is. details on that coming up in the forecast in just a second or two. but now we have some traffic issues. >> yeah, one is causing some problems, hopefully to be cleaned up before most of the rush starts. but right now, northbound 795 is shut down right at owings mills boulevard because of a crash ther
? it took as long as it took for us to get 12 people and four alternates that could put aside everything they knew about the case and still be fair. >> those chosen not only had to be patient during the selection process, they must also be prepared to hear a long trial. charles mcganey and jer overwhelm williams are charged in the murder. >> an alleged prankster is none other than justin bieber. >> 11 news has received video of that situation. >> according to police, water baloons were thrown by justin bieber and hit police. no charges have been filed at this point. >> can they do it? absolutely. >> this law professor said charges against the singer are possible but not likely. >> my experience tells me that if anybody, be they a celeb or otherwise, threw a water baloon and hit a police officer, they are probably in for some real talking to and some real yelling at. but i would be surprised if they were actually prosecuted. >> bieber performed before a sold-out crude at the maryland state fair the night the video was shot. the story about the water baloon student has been reported on ent
our way. it is a good thing. we could use some rain. not a great thing, because it is a weekend. we will try to split the weekend 50/50. it is all coming up. >> thank you. today marks the 9 -- the ninth anniversary of the september a lot of terrorist attacks. >> there has been controversy of the planned islamic center near ground zero, and the plan burden of the koran. >> despite a heated debate over a proposed mosque and flans by a for the tester to burn copies of the koran, today, the focus returns to remembering the victims. ceremonies in new york, virginia, and pennsylvania pay tribute to the victims killed when terrorists hijacked four commercial planes. in lower manhattan, 9/11 families gather at the park adjacent to ground zero. the names of victims will be read throughout the morning. four moments of silence will mark the times each plane had, and each tower fell. vice-president joe biden is attending. at the pentagon, president obama participated in a wreath laying ceremony. in pennsylvania, were united flight 93 crash, first lady michelle obama and laura bullish attend a c
who is on the scene, live in silver springs to bring us up-to-date. >> this is a very dynamic and developing situation. we are getting ready news. authorities giving a news conference at this very moment. it appears that three hostages since i have just been released safely. authorities are telling us exactly what happened with the gunman. the had been negotiating with him for the last four hours. terrifying moments as a gunman carrying what looked like a bomb took hostages inside the sprawling discovery channel building just outside the nation's capital. >> he came in, he was wearing what appeared to be metallic canister devices on his front and back. he also pulled a handgun out and was waiting a handgun. >> but most of the hundreds of people inside the building had no clue what is happening until they were being evacuated. >> a little confusing, a little scary, not really sure what was happening. >> the man was carrying what looked like a disk -- an explosive device. >> we are going under the assumption that it could be explosive devices. >> the building also has its own da
. thank you for joining us for 11 news today. >> meteorologist tony pann with a check of our forecast. i would love rain tae at my house. >> she's odd that way. >> i'll place that order, mindy. it's been a long time since we've had any significant rain. would be nice to have significant shower out of this. doesn't have a whole lot of punch with it. but that's not going to bring us a whole lot of rain. light sprinkles and showers coming out of the mountains. so a 30% chance that you'll get a little something at your house. a forecast today, a mix of sun and clouds. breezy and warm this afternoon with a high temperature again in the upper 80's. when we come back a check of your forecast. first we'll say good morning to sarah and see what's happening to roads. >> howard county along eastbound 100 and executive. that accident is cleared. jfx looks good. west side looks great at this hour. 11 minutes from the outer loop northeast side and west side. eight minutes from 795 toward the 83's. 70 at 29, looks good, but building in the eastbound direction, especially toward the beltway. we'll switc
in service right now. >> thank you so much for joining us this morning. that is the latest. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. police are investigating a shooting involving one of their own. >> yesterday morning a man was shot by police after they say he tried to grab an officer's weapon. police were called to the kings point square shopping center for a report of a suspicious man. police encountered the suspect who had parked his suv outside one of the stores. he attacked the first officer who arrived on the scene. >> there was a struggle over the officer's weapon, at which time a second officer pulled up to the scene, observed what was going on, and shot the suspect in the chest two times the crux of the officers involved are on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation. the suspect is in stable condition at shock trauma. >> city police have made an arrest in connection with a home invasion last month. lavar rich was taken into custody on monday on fairfax road in northwest baltimore. police were able to recover the numerous weapons that were re
. welcome back. i am stan stovall. >> and i'm mindy basara. thank you for joining us this morning. let's get a check on whether and tougher. the ravens beat the jets last night. >> -- etch a sketch account weather and traffic. >> we're killing time until keith mills gets out here. >> killing time until sports. let's put the current conditions. temperatures are a little on the cool side. 58 at the airport. it will be mild this afternoon. upper 70's and low 80's. we do have some rain in the forecast for later this week. >> it is one of those mornings where it pays to be out early. a downed pole has now been cleared. that is good news. everything else is open along route 94. major -- of the the rest of the major roadways are looking good. equally smooth. harbor tunnel checking out fine. 63 of the north side of route harford. 55 at the northwest corner. five minutes on 95 south to the fort mchenry. 11 minutes on the inner loop north east side. outer loop west side, 11 minutes. not a whole lot to complain about. this is harford road. i am for getting this shot. 95 at the fort mchenry. a very nice
that we put our differences behind us. i reach out to everyone in baltimore county to heal our division, joined together. i believe we will be democrats united. >> here is the concessions -- the concession statement i would like to thank all of the supporters. i am proud of the campaign ran that focuses on the issues. i concede, at this point in the race, and i wish the citizens of baltimore county well. kevin kamenetz says he wants joe bartenfelder's support you heard and say democrats will be united. there is no word on whether he will get that support. there is some word that the republican nominee will get the support. as for the primary, the latest tally we have is kevin kamenetz with 52% of the vote, and joe bartenfelder with 44%. >> thank you. the race for maryland governor now begins governor martin o'malley easily won the democratic nomination and former governor robert ehrlich held off brian murphy. despite a high-profile endorsement from sarah palin. you can see the results -- of the other races at the bottom of your screen. officials say turnout was lower than expected. by t
water cooler question of the day. >> will the gray skies clear up? tony will tell us if we can put on a happy face. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today in hd. >> good morning. i am mindy basara. >> and i am stan stovall. thank you for joining us this morning. >> i think tony is laughing at me. >> i like when you break into song on monday mornings. you might as well smile and sing. weather-wise, we had some much- needed rain over the weekend. we do have some low clouds and some fog in some neighborhoods. mostly cloudy. there could be some drizzle. things to break up as far as the cloud cover. we will get some sunshine later today and a high temperature near 79. we will check the seven-day forecast coming up in just a few minutes. first we say good morning to sarah. >> we have a busy ride for motorists on northbound 95 up towards cecil county. northbound 95. we're seeing some movement. they are letting by the traffic but then shutting dow
freedom and fight to keep us safe. >> it was a bad situation, and our country handled it as best as we could. >> it is good we have people going out there ready to fight for our country. >> at least one student's father is still fighting for the country. >> i am thankful i have someone defending our country and serving in the army. that motivated me to go toward the service. >> tim tooten, wbal-tv 11 news. >> paul bryan palmer escaped the central district 2:00 friday afternoon. police say he was being held on an attempted murder charge. >> the suspect complained of a hand injury. the suspects brought him into thization station and he was able to -- into the station, and he was able to escape. >> he is 5' 10." if you have information on his whereabouts, call 911. >> ken harris trial set monday. after a week a jury has been seated in this case. iteam reporter barry sims has this story. >> kenneth harris was killed by three men robbing a nightclub. finding an impartial jury was difficult. >> one of the issues was the large amount of publicity that went along with this case. one of the que
and scratches and cuts, including her upper lip being damaged. >> police said the suspects were using the victims bankcard to collect her social security money. they are currently being held without bail. the victim is in critical condition, and her child is in hands of social services. police are searching for anyone who may have additional information in this case. you are urged to contact baltimore county police. the search is over for a man who escaped police custody with his pregnant girlfriend. paul palme and geena distefano were arrested about 40 miles south of seattle. police said that, made up -- police said that palmer made up a medical emergency to break free. he now faces additional charges. a man who police accused of fleeing the scene of an arm robbery in northeast baltimore is now in custody. authorities say two men held up the pharmacy at a shopping center yesterday. desiccators a police arrived on the scene after the guard reportedly fired several shots at the armed suspect. police said they recovered one weapon. the names of the suspects have not been released. two m
of kenneth jones. the judge heard testimony that alleged misconduct by a juror after the juror used the internet to investigate the defendant's background. >> a memorial -- memorials of the victims. attendees sang songs and heard from speakers who have had losses themselves. >> the purpose is to give healing to our city and let our city government know that we care, that something needs to be done about the murders on the street. please do something for our children. >> streetlight ministries oorgd the event and also offered grief counseling to those in attendance. >> it has been nine years since al-qaeda attacked the united states but the memory of those who died on september 11 will breathe remembrance. ceremonies were held in virginia at the pentagon and in pennsylvania and new york. >> on the ninth anniversary of the terrorist attacks families and survivors gathered as they have every year in new york, virginia, and pennsylvania. near ground zero, family members read each name of loved one withs lost. >> my father, charlie. >> and the public ceremony included personal and emotio
conversation tonight with a member of the u.s. supreme court. justice steven briar. >>> standing up to bullying in school. what most kids already know and what parents need to kw about the problem. >>> and sudden death. a high school ball player's close call in the end zone, and what some are calling the miracle that saved his life. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. there was something about watching all those homes in california incinerated in that natural gas explosion and fire that made people think of their open homes, to see a neighborhood that was thriving just last week, gone today, makes you think twice about the dangers we all live with. in this case, the pipelines and gas mains that crisscross the country and bring energy to american homes. hundreds of you thousands of mi of them passing under communities. we start off just south of san francisco. miguel, good evening. >> reporter: good evening. tonight, the company that owns the line offered a bp-like fund. $100 million for families affected by the blast, but tonight, many of t
. thank you for joining us this morning. >> sandra shaw has a quick look at the forecast. we have had some nice weather. >> fall officially starts next wednesday. the only downside is we are in a drought. we could get a little bit tonight. we are watching an area of low pressure dragging a cold front across. we have a 30% chance of seeing some rain showers or thunderstorms. we're going to be warm today, 81 to 85. in mostly cloudy night with a slight chance of a passing storm. the weekend looks great. i have more on that just ahead. >> we have one problem of note in glen bernie on mountain road with some fire activity. we're hoping they are able to wrap it up. we have a smooth ride on the major roadways. 57 on the north side approaching delaney valley. 48 on the west side. we could see some delays there. 11 minutes on the west side outer loop. live lookuick outside. 97 it looks good north and southbound at 100. greenspring is equally smooth at this time. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> our big story, here we are 36 hours after the polls close and there is no winner in one of the
headquarters with the latest. >> people who live in the apartment complex tell us they knew something was wrong when they heard a woman screaming. a 17-year-old found her mother and mother's boyfriend trapped inside their burning apartment. >> this is very sad. >> when she called 911 to report a fire, never dreamed her neighbor's apartment would turn into a crime scene. firefighters found a small fire burning an apartment with a couple inside. >> we don't think their injuries were caused by the fire. it looks like there was another cause. >> investigators say is unclear whether a domestic dispute or third party is to blame. >> it is heartbreaking. this woman had four beautiful children. >> friends say the couple was raising two girls and two boys. >> all of them are good kids, well-be saved. -- well-behaved. she was an exceptional mom to those kids. to know their mother is gone is heart wrenching. >> neighbors tell us the youngest children walk come to school -- walked home from school and encountered their building cordoned off. the victims friends word -- worried about the impact it will have
used to be a death sentence, but now treatment is changing that. >> one area hospital where treatment is taking place in baltimore. we have more from the university of maryland medical center. >> it is a devastating, scary. >> he remembers being told three years ago he had stage one throat cancer after doctors here found a tumor at the base of his tongue. >> i felt along the side of my throat. i thought in the beginning it was a throw gland. >> instead of being treated with radiology, they might have chosen surgery if this state of the art technology had been opened. the dead into robot has been used for heart surgery end - - the davinci robot has been used for heart surgery and was recently approved for throat surgery. using a penny, the doctor demonstrates its precision movements. >> we have cameras that go into 3d mouth, ala was allow us a viewe, and we can remove a tumor. >> it is changing the game for patients and doctors. the benefits of using the division she seem to be pretty amazing. faster recovery time -- using the da vinci. >> when i was training, the only option that pati
basara. >> and i'm stan stovall. thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> meteorologist john collins has a check of the forecast. looking good. >> yeah. you mentioned the fall-like weekend. i was out working in the yard past couple of days, very nice, and a lot of leaves in the lawn. but it's not because of fall-like temperatures, it's because of the dry conditions we've got. >> but let's talk about the cool for the moment. we'll address the wet in just a minute, or dry, or whichever way you want to look at it. at b.w.i. marshall right now, 56 degrees the temperature. that's the low there so far this morning. it just dropped into that range. 72%, the humidity. barometer has bumped up just a little bit, and we have a breeze to the west at 6. we'll still have a breeze tonight, not as breezy as yesterday. cool temperatures dominate the great lakes, new england, right down into the midatlantic region, all the warmer stuff is well to our south and southwest. so again today, very nice. now, we'll address the rain situation coming up in just a few minutes with the insta-weather plus forecas
a controversy as he moves forward with plans to burn copies of the cuaron. kate amara joins us live from our washington bureau with more on this story. zphathe >> good morning, mindy. ahead of this protest, plans for security at home and abroad. >> the state department ordered ambassadors around the world to take action and precautions amid the fact that the cuaron burning -- leaders from around the world and across the political and religious spectrum are condemning the plan to protest 9/11. >> we have to make sure our country is known around the world as a place where liberty of religion and respect and love for your neighbor are the most prominent in our society. >> despite pressure to back down, the leader of the small florida church is moving forward. >> so as of right now, we are not convinced that backing down is the right thing. >> but pastor terry jones will have to do it without the internet since his website was canceled. >> we feel that is an indirect of course, violation of our freedom of expression, freedom of speech. >> a spokesperson for the web post says the site was cancele
off with al roker and natalie morales and carl quintanilla from cnbc joining us while matt takes a little time off. coming up, lady luck on the side of lady -- >> a lot of talent but the mtv music video awards held in los angeles. lady gaga going home with eight moonmen as they're called. as always as you can see she had various outrageous outfits. and also some other outrageous moments for the show including that appearance by lindsay lohan, the first since being let out of rehab. all the highlights coming up -- or low lights, depending how you look at it. >>> plus when you hear names like betsey johnson, and diesel, you think creative clothes. now returning to a bigger canvas designing hotels. we'll show you some stylish hot spots. >>> later, picking the right college for your teenager can be pretty stressful. you might start by looking at how much it costs, the ranking list. how much should you rely on the rankings when making your choice? perspective on what those mean. >>> first get caught up on the latest morning news and for that we turn once again to ann curry. >>> thank
and his case alive. >> what i hope is that everyone would hear us. it is not just us. it is so many different teem that are crying out. that this has to stop. >> my son was shot 18 times. >> holmes was her nephew. she had a son, too. >> his name is reynard. they haven't caught anyone yet. i think about he's not here to be a father to his son. he has an 8-year-old. i think about i won't see him walk in my door no more. there is so much to think about. >> the injustice and the loss that these mothers and others are stuck with. right now they hope gatherings like this help send a message about their pain. >> this has got to stop. they are taking people's children. >> you-all taking people's children. you-all don't know what you are doing to people's family. >> so far baltimore police have solved half of its 148 murder. last year it solved about 60% of its 238 murders. at police head quarters, george lettis wbal-tv 11 news. >> while jamaal's family was praying, a 15-year-old boy was shot in the face. the victim was taken to a local hospital and at last check was in stable condition. >>
after the explosion that started the worst oil spill in u.s. history, bp is releasing internal findings into what went wrong. the company takes some responsibility also passes blame around. >> 143 days after the explosion that killed 11 and spilled millions of barrels of oil into the gulf of mexico, bp is spreading the blame. >> these involved a number of companies, including bp. >> in its almost 200-page report, the safety officer outlined results of the internal investigation, finding no single factor but a series of failures, from cement by halliburton that did not stop gas and liquids from flowing out the casing, to misinterpretation of keep pressure tests by bp and rig owner transocean. even the rig's own workers are criticized for their conduct during the emergency. the incoming ceo, bob dudley, reiterates that the explosion was a shared responsibility among many entities. "ansocean's insert called it self-serving report." the government will come to its own conclusions as the fbi begins to inspect the blowout preventer recently raised from the sea floor, a key evidence in the jus
be memorable, that's for sure. it has given us plenty of challenges, but nothing is stopping us. >> lasting memories for each other and their special day shared with hurricane earl. the eye of the storm stayed far off shore but close enough to bring driving wind and rain to the barrier islands. on new york's long island, powerful waves and rip currents created dangerous waves at area beaches. >> there is definitely a rip tide out there. >> now that earl has arrived in new england, the question is, how much damage will he leave behind. >> we know it certainly could have been much, much worse. where is earl now, john? >> earl is clearing new england and heading to the maritime provinces of canada. >> it has gotten over -- it was far enough off shore it was just a big squalor really for us. nearby in the mid-atlantic region, hatteras probably got the worst of it. it wasn't probably as bad as it could have been. in new england the storm has weakened. now, as as always happens behind a hurricane, you get excellent weather. here's the radar. h.d. doppler showing the eye of the storm. the radar is
today in hd. >> good morning. i am mindy basara. >> and i am stan stovall. thank you for joining us this morning. >> like the old nfl films there. "we went to the meadowlands. frozen tundra." you have to love that. we will do sports soon. >> i want to hear about the rain in the forecast. >> yes, it sure you do. temperatures are in the but on the cool side. you might want to take a light jacket with you. it will get warmer this afternoon. we will see high temperatures in the upper 70's and low 80's. a mix of sun and clouds. we will show with the seven-day forecast and give you the latest on the tropics. >> good morning. not a whole lot happening. looking good for the most part. 57 right around providence. a bit of a delay developing around liberty surely. everything in great shape on 70. another spot where it is beginning to get sluggish, shawan road. a very easy ride. about 11 minutes on the outer loop west side. eight minutes to travel up towards 83. this is the harrisburg expressway. it is building in volume. we switch over to 295 at 32. marc trains, a 41 running with a delayed be
you for joining us this morning. let's get a check of weather and traffic on this wednesday. >> it is a little on the cool side. it is crisp. might want to take a light jacket with you. 55 degrees at the airport. some spots in the northwest suburbs are down near 50. be prepared when you step out today. mostly sunny skies with temperatures around 80 this afternoon. there is some rain in the forecast for later in the week. there are three named storms in the tropics. it is hard for me to remember them. i write them down. i do it on my hands. just like sarah does with the traffic. >> we have a new accident coming in. traveling in brooklyn, it is on ninth avenue. a tractor-trailer is involved along with a pedestrian. you will find police activity. highway.itchie everything looking good as far as our speed sensors. no delays around the beltway. 95, the jfx, and the harrisburg expressway look good. this is the harbor tunnel. everything running smoothly north and southbound. this is bel air road. this has just changed. we will keep you posted on any problems elsewhere. we are looki
long. >> kim dacey joins us with more details. good morning. >> crews have been out all night and they remain on the scene this morning trying to fix the problem. about 40 customers have already had their power restored. the rest will have their power on later today. something went wrong with an underground power cable. some transformers blew. video was shot of the fire. it was a big mess that left dozens of restaurants without power. they reached for flashlights and candles. restaurants and needed to salvage a food. several hundred pounds of dry ice was broadened to keep the food cool. there were shot down on what should have been a busy sunday. >> it is always good when there is football going on. it is a big loss. tens of thousands of dollars. >> b.g.e. is still investigating what caused that cable to blow. most of their customers should have their power back on bite this afternoon. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> 3 townhomes were damaged after a fire that happened just after 4:00 a.m. yesterday morning. fire officials say it's part in a home that was being renovated. it the
on in this broadcast. >>> we must begin with a major news story just up the coast from us here in california. it was dinner time last night, about 6:15 in san bruno, california, the routine of a normal thursday in the neighborhood was shattered by an explosion so loud it was heard for miles. then came the geyser of flames shooting 300 feet in the air and then the noise. people near the blast zone understandably thought it was an earthquake, a nuclear explosion, perhaps a plane had gone down. turned out to be a natural gas line exploding and a fire that wasn't brought under control until just this afternoon. san bruno is a city of about 30,000 people, give or take, just south of san francisco, just west of that city's airport, sfo. federal investigators have converged on the neighborhood where the gas main blew up. we begin our broadcast tonight from the scene. our own kristen welker and miguel almaguer are there for us. good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. the blast has already been called a state of emergency. this city reeling from an explosion so powerful it claimed lives and f
to school, back to really hunkering down at work. so on our diet s.o.s., joy bauer will help us with everything from portable protein snacks to feeding a fussey preschooler. and what a lot of people are talking about, going gluten free. >>> the secret of hollywood stars and how they defy their age from timeless beauties like susan serandon. we're going to check out their exercise routines that keep them turning heads at all ages. >>> a lot to get to. ann's standing by at the news desk, she has all the headlines. >> good morning once again, everybody, in the news, a wind whipped wildfire has destroyed dozens of homes in the colorado foothills according to a fire official there. the blaze broke out monday in the four-mile canyon northwest of boulder and spread rapidly. more than five square miles have been burned and 1,000 homes have been evacuated. tropical storm hermine is bringing heavy rains and strong winds to south texas. it is threatening to dump up to a foot of rain all the way up to dallas. >>> more bodies have been pulled from the mud covered highway in guatemala where b
trigger other evacuations within the watch and warning areas. >> give us an area, from where to where do you recommend that people are very conscious about this storm? >> all right, i would take anywhere along the north carolina coast, tropical storm conditions in the far southeast, all the way up to the virginia beach area because that's the area that will be impacted as early as tomorrow on into tomorrow night and early friday morning. depending on how far offshore it is, we may have a problem friday into saturday for southern new england and the eastern tip of long island, but everywhere along the east coast should monitor the track of this in case there's an unexpected shift to the west. >> when you talk about a sudden shift, you're worried about the eye of the storm, whether it will go closer to land? >> that's absolutely correct. we'll put a different graphic up here, this shows you the win shear as it goes across cape hatteras. in that area it's hurricane force winds. if the track was further west, it would bring hurricane winds. of course you'll have tropical storm force winds al
screen, these were literally read to us by hand in the last 20 minutes or so with 100% of the precincts counted in the city state's attorney race. gregg bernstein has -- the incumbents, patricia jessamy -- leading to the margin at 1295 votes. that's slightly smaller than that was earlier in the day, but it gives the margin to the challenger, democrats gregg bernstein. this has been a long day of waiting for this final umbers, so what took so long? -- final numbers, so it took along. the night came and went with no clear winner. democrat gregg bernstein came out of nowhere to challenge the incumbent and went home before midnight clinging to a narrow lead. it widened to about 1400 votes by early morning but no one declared his victory or conceded defeat. the problem was the vote count stalled at 97% of the precincts. the other 3% or locally lost temporarily in transition. according to officials, judges neglected to turn in the memory cards from 82 voting machines after the polls closed. those machines were spread across 12 polling places from various parts of the city. o
30s and jessamy by about 1300 votes. jennifer franciotti joins us live with more. we thought this was all over. >> we sure did. this is a prime example of how every vote counts. neither camp is willing to can see until all of the absentee ballots have been counted. it still took the board of elections nearly a full day to release complete returns. the race between bernstein and jessamy is too close to call. 3% has been lost in limbo. they forgot to turn and memory cards from 82 voting machines. those cards have been tracked down. there is nothing suspicious or unusual about the slope accounting. >> when you have an election, it is not uncommon to be at 100% within 24 hours. >> now here it is two days after the race and there is concern about the absentee ballots. the counting will begin this morning. we could have the results by this evening. who knows? i could be here tomorrow morning. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> the big fight in washington is about politics. >> the president wants to cut taxes for the middle class. withamara jordan's us live more details -- kat
and burn him. pastor jones said he is the who is offended. >> they are burning our flag and pictures of us. we are supposed to do nothing? we are supposed to apologize for our actions? we must do something. >> reporter: the church displayed more than 200 korans to news cameras. some they bought and others were donated. the church will burn them saturday, the anniversary of 9/11. >> we believe in what we believe. we believe in the bible and standing up for it. >> we are not going to allow that! >> this as the protesting construction of an islamic center near ground zero. he is proceeding with the community center that will be multifaith with separate prayer room for muslims, christians, jews and other faces. he is planning a multifaith memorial for the victims of 9/11 and insists he is sympathetic to the families. let us commemorate of anniversary of 9/11 by pausing to reflect and meditate and tone down the rhetoric that serves to strengthen the radicles and weaken beliefs and our values. moderate muslim americans say the protests and the threatened koran burning signal a growing intoleranc
campaign manager attacked her. >> i found out that she was living on campaign donations, using them for rent and personal expenses while leaving her workers unpaid. >> reporter: she found her only hard times actually made her understand voters' anger. >> a lot of people have said that we didn't win the general election. >> reporter: democratic officials are gleeful and called her an ultraright wing extremist. ironically, her supporters used an obama slogan. >> yes we can! >> reporter: a tight race too close to call. former state attorney general, the choice of both the republican establishment and sarah palin against a tea party endorsed conservative activist. on to new york, where the republican nominee for governor is another tea party conservative. real estate developer over the party favorite former favorite rick lazio. rangel beat back several challenges. >> i go back to washington stronger than i have ever been. >> reporter: and back here in delaware, democrats didn't have a primary fight for the senate seat, so chris cooms is their candidate. or donnell who's worked for nonpr
are warning about a tax if the korans are burned. the extremists could retaliate here in the u.s.. >> this means that pastor jones might have seen the light. late breaking news. >> exactly. >> this shows it press is reporting that terry jones will cancel the koran-burning event. one of three american hikers jailed in the run will be freed as an act of clemency at the end of ramadan. the iranian culture ministry said that they would be released at a hotel. the message did not say who would be released but one of the people have serious medical problems. >> 5 maryland public schools can now add a national blue ribbon to their list of accomplishments. the word came down from washington. we have more on the story. >> this is a pretty big deal. the blue ribbon gives schools a national profile and the staff members get academic of bragging rights. the announcement was made by the u.s. education secretary. 304 schools awarded blue-ribbon spinto among them baltimore county's eastern technical high school. this latest news has tracy curtis and her daughter who is a student here singing th
with a woman, and the car is using a donut spare tire as one of its wheels. police are asking if you have information to call 9/1. >> a new trial starts this week for the state's revised cang statute. duwan marshall. the judge heard juror's testimony that included alleged misconduct after a jury used the internet to search the suspect's prior criminal record. >> a sheriff's report this weekend for family members of murder victims. to recognize the impact on the victim's -- victims' families. they heard from people that had losses themselves. >> the purpose of this is so we can get healing to our city and also to let our city government know that something needs to be done about the murders on the street to keep the streets safer for our children. >> street -- there was counseling for those who were interested. >> the ninth anniversary of the -- of 9/11. here's 11 news reporter france france -- michelle franzen. >> family and survivors gathered in new york, virginia, and pennsylvania. they read names of each one lost. and at times the public ceremony included personal and emotional tribute
us to our water cooler question of the day. are men's locker rooms a proper place for female sports reporters? you can e-mail your response to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> 57 degrees on tv hill. coming up, the morning's financial news in the bloomberg business report. >> a happy reunion for the family of an american hiker who was being held in an iranian prison cell. >> how would you like to be strapped to a board and flown across the country? we will introduce you to the newest idea in air travel. >> we are live at silo point. seth is all decked out in his rappelling gear. i have all the details just ahead. >> we will also detail your morning commute. damp conditi ♪ [ female announcer ] have you ever seen a glacier while sunbathing? why not? have you ever climbed a rock wall in the middle of the ocean? or tried something really wild? why not? it's all possible in the nation of why not. royal caribbean's floating nation where you're free to do anything you want. which may be nothing at all. royal caribbean international. visit royalcaribbean.com today. >> a very good ones good morni
, the glen david andrews band. they've been with us in jackson square this morning. we appreciate them sticking around. a lot of people are going to be pouring into this square throughout the day, the evening. >> there's going to be a lot of stuff going on. >> no question about it. all part of a kickoff for the pro football season. you can watch the game, right here on nbc. i'm matt lauer along with al roker here in a steamy new orleans. we've got ann and natalie back in new york city. ladies, good morning. >> good morning. i think we're both a little jealous, between the beignets, and the -- i won't say the cheerleaders -- but certainly all the great music. you look like you're having a lot of fun. >> it is a blast. as you can see, they've broken into the chant of who dat, who dat. we're going to have much more ahead coming up in this half hour. >> plus we're in a party mood, and you want to talk about tailgating. this is the tailgate city. we're going to do a little tailgating with our good buddy john. he's going to show us how to tailgate new orleans style with a little jambalaya, a
wiener joins us live in pikesville with a closer look at that race. >> supporters will gather here in pikesville. joe's will gather in the parks bill. they say they feel good. the board felt the people say they feel caught -- cautiously optimistic. their styles could not appear more different. consider a few weeks ago. i took an elevator to interview them. the farmer and the lawyer who worked together side by side for years are caught up in a campaign that some call ugly and aggressive. >> he had to vote in a white t- shirt today because of laws for having campaigned promotions. when he came out, he put on his collared shirt back on. it is a matter of the voters for baltimore county to decide whether they want to move forward with positive leadership as we move in the future to make his catch a better place for all of us. his opponent and colleague voted back on september 3rd joining the early voter crowd. >> we will pump everyone up and we are all excited, right? >> he told us on sunday he was surviving these final days on coffee and read all. that same day, bartenfelder said he w
urgency, we say please bring josh fattal and shane bauer home to the united states and to us, their mothers. >> their mothers also said they're anxious to speak with sar shourd for any information they can give them. >>> christine o'donnell stunned mike castle. charlie rangel won his primary despite ethics charges. >>> secretary of state hillary rodham clinton say israel and the palestinians are, quote, getting down to business on key issues in the latest round of peace talks there. >>> police in afghanistan used live ammunition to break us protests against america. the protests are a lingering reaction to a florida pastor's plan to burn the koran, even though he has called that off. >>> and the miners trapped deep under ground -- his wife gave birth to a girl named hope in a nearby hospital. the miner will be able to see images of his daughter, but he won't be able to hold her, of course, until he is rescued still set for some months from now. >> great story, thank you, ann. >> ann, thank you very much. >>> stephanie abrams filling in for al. >> give us some mileage on the i
's going to help us balance the budget, help us repeal obama care. >> reporter: but democrats today stepped up their campaign against her, circulating old tv clips which she equates viewing pornography as committing adultery. >> we need to address sexuality with young people. >> reporter: but she said that was then, this is now. >> going into the senate, i will have a different role. i am there to advocate the constitutional principles which our party was founded. so, yeah, i was a passionate person in my 20s. that was a long time ago. i'm in my 40s now. >> reporter: demint says focusing on tea party candidates being extreme miss the larger point of the movement. >> so they're asking for some common sense things. stop spending, stop borrowing, stop adding to the debt. >> reporter: whether voters will separate the personal from the policy is a concern for republican regulars. >> national party strategists have to walk a fine line here. >> reporter: analysts say republicans can't publicly abandon her, but they are reluctant to fully embrace her. >> they don't want to be seen as destroying the
been encouraging protests in iran, trying to exploit anger against the u.s. because of threats to burn the koran, and the controversy over the proposed islamic cultural center near ground zero. president ahmadinejad, blames all this on the conspiracy. >> translator: they have no relation, they are in no relati relation- >> reporter: there are jewish leaders working with muslim leaders to build the cultural center in new york city. there's no evidence of what you call zionists groups against it. fidel castro, your old friend, fidel castro criticized you for your comments about -- israel and -- >> translator: i need to talk, to speak. i think you should finish first and then you should let me explain. >> reporter: speak. >> what you see in islamic countries is what the people are against, that ugly behavior. they are not against the people of the united states, they are not against americans. >> reporter: we see no evidence that there is any such zionist conspiracy. >> reporter: he was equally combative about the iaea, which sharply rebuked iran this week for denying access to the two le
york city. expected to be in the comfortable mid 70s. happy to have so many great fine folks joining us this morning. from okeechobee, florida, very nice. here with us this morning. natalie morales in for carl quintanilla. matt is under the weather. we heard it yesterday. struggling with it. >> took him out of commission today. >> better get back. okay? >>> coming up on this half-hour, more on the story at the center of an nfl controversy. ines sainz was allegedly subjected to cat calls by the jets. now a harassment investigation is under way this morning. she's going to be here to tell us what she says happen and tell us her side of the story coming up in a little bit. >>> also this morning, joey's diet sos. we hear so much about the whole grains and the benefits of the whole grains. what are the benefits of including them in your dietment a diet. and brewing questions about green tea. is it as good as they say for you? you have little ones as home? i have 1-year-old twins. for one, new york family life is more than busy. it's nuts. sextuplets, 22 months old and a 9-year-old. the whole
of for clement her clothing was not inappropriate. can we see a picture? that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. rooms and acker proper place for female sports reporters? here we go with the debate. e-mail your response to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> it is a good question. everybody is talking about that. >> should men be allowed in women's locker rooms? fair is fair. >> coming up, an athlete gives up his heisman trophy. >> the christmas day bomber makes a move some would consider drastic. more as we cover the nation. >> this is the beltway at liberty road. ok right there. >> and welcome back. it is 10 minutes after 5:00 a.m. a beautiful shot downtown. 56 degrees at the maryland science center. get away from the city and its temperatures are in the low to mid 50's. the skies are clear. it should be a quiet start for us. we will make it to around 80 this afternoon under mostly sunny skies. seven-day forecast and an update on the traffic's when we come back. >> new information on the man trying to set off a bomb on christmas day. the incident happened as the plane landed in det
their paths will keep them away from the eastern u.s. but bermuda will probably be in the sights of igor and most likely julia will not affect anything but can't rule out the eastern coast being affected by igor. more a little bit later. >> a lot to watch. >>> let's get a check of some of the other morning's top stories. ann curry is at the news desk. >> in the news over the weekend, indications that iran's on again/off again release of american hiker sarah shourd is on again. sunday iran's judiciary said she can be released on $500,000 bail after being held more than a year. stephanie gosk is following developments. where do things stand? >> reporter: right now sarah shourd is still in custody. her lawyer says they're twatding for the $500,000 bail to be cleared and then she will be released. under the conditions of bail, she's allowed to leave iran but her trial on charges of espionage is going forward along with the trial of the two other u.s. hikers who were arrested with her in 2009. over the weekend u.s. officials said they were cautiously optimistic that showered would be rereleas
. nbc's miguel almaguer is on the scene. miguel, what can you tell us? >> reporter: matt, good morning. at least 75 people were rushed to the hospital overnight, some of them injured critically. we know at least one person is dead, although that number may rise. some 53 homes were completely destroyed. more than 100 others damaged. it's believed the explosion may have been caused by a ruptured gas line. and as one witness said here, they described the scene as "hell on earth." the explosion ripped through san bruno just before 7:00 local time, the dinner hour in this suburb just south of san francisco. a blast so violent, some thought it was an earthquake, or worse, a jetliner crash. it was neither. >> i went out and seen this big fireball. first thing i thought was, oh, god, something went up, and it was intense with flames. >> reporter: a monster, gas-fed fireball with flames shooting as high as 100 feet into the air was burning so hot, it obscured everything around it. asphalt melted, windows shattered, the sky turned black and the sound, what witnesses describe as a roaring and a g
disasters in u.s. history. in a post on their website, they call it a tragedy that arose from a complex series of mechanical failures, engineering designs, human judgments and a lack of teamwork. 11 workers died when the rig exploded. a wind-driven fire destroyed at least two dozen homes in detroit on tuesday. they believe the blaze was sparked by tree limbs that fell on to power lines and it fell from house to house, 85 in all. no injuries have been reported, but 100,000 people lost power. a wildfire near boulder colorado destroyed about 100 buildings, half of them houses. it forced 3500 people to evacuate and federal agencies are now commanding the firefighting effort as the area is now under a state of emergency. president obama heads to cleveland where he will propose giving small tax breaks to hire more workers. the president is going to urge congress to select tax cuts for wealthy americans expire. leader john boehner said he fought to block that by calling for a two-year freeze on all tax rates. >> iran's foreign ministry suspended the death by stoning sentence for a woman convic
into iran illegally. >>> and more help for u.s. border patrol as it fights illegal immigration and drug trafficking across the texas/mexico border. an unmanned drone aircraft was launched on thursday from the naval air station in corpus christi, texas. and officials said it can now detect a human being from an altitude of 9,000 feet. >>> it is now four minutes past the hour. let's go over to al for a check of the weather. >> all right. thanks a lot, ann. as we check out what's happening for you today, we've got a risk of strong storms in the midwest, supercells may develop, maybe a tornado or two, golf ball-sized hail. on the radar, you can see those storms developing down through the mid-mississippi river valley. some areas in central missouri could pick up about three to five inches of rain before it's all over. that's what's goi >> the sun is out this morning and only a few scattered clouds and temperature is cool in the 50's and 60's and temperatures climbing into ♪ brick house >>> this morning on "today's real estate," what you can get for less than $350,000, whether you're looki
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